I was so proud of that pic that I had to post it! I think it really is a pretty good image for a post that I have now over the summer. It is a common thread for me to have about my family photos, too, because I really like the way they have the “wonder” that it has of themselves, that they are living in a world where there is so much that they can’t figure out how to share with each other.
I guess I have to admit that this is a really difficult one for me. I just think that posting your family on instagram, in a way, is the ultimate intimacy. I really think this is the kind of thing that should be reserved for the most intimate of moments in a family photo, a time to say “hey, this is who I am”. To make a family photo just to post it to instagram, then, seems so impersonal to me.
A lot of people think instagram has something to do with getting real down in the city; it’s not. Instead, instagram is a way for you to connect with people. Most of us who have grown up on instagram have done so. By being in the same world sometimes we often get the feeling that instagram is an act of communication. It can be a great way to connect with your friends, to connect with people, or to find a new home.
I don’t disagree. I think it is a great way to be social. But it’s also a way to get down to the local spot where you know people. The fact that people are doing it is a good thing. If I were to do that I would probably spend a little more time getting to know my friends. But I don’t see the harm in being in the same social sphere as others.
I think that Instagram and other social media platforms are great for connecting with one another and building communities. But its not a substitute for time. You only have so much time. Your friends and family are your family, you don’t necessarily have to be here, you don’t have to see everyone, and you don’t have to care about all their lives. Its fine to post about your life, but spend more time with the people you care about.
The problem is that we are spending more time on social media than we are actually making use of. We are posting too much, not enough, and not spending much time with the people we care most about. Instagram is the perfect example here because it is a platform where you can post about your life and have people comment on how great it is and be totally in the moment.
One of the most popular posts on Instagram, and one that seems to get the most likes, is this one, which showed people all over the world what life would be like if they could wake up one day and be able to post a photo of themselves. The point of this post was to show how amazing life would be if we could do this, and how it would be much easier than waking up and having to deal with the reality of our world.
Just like any other post on Instagram, it’s just a series of photos we put up and it’s up to us to share it. But if you want to see the real Instagram story, then you have to scroll up and see how much trouble it is.
I know this is a really broad post, but there are lots of people who are very serious about the topic of this post and don’t want to be. I don’t see a lot of people who are obsessed with this content. And I’m not one, I don’t want it to be too hard, or too hard for everyone.
For the record, I’m not a huge Instagram fan and I don’t own any Instagram pictures. But I do like to see things I want to share.